Executive

Which of the following statements about Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) are correct?

  1. The CAG will hold officer for a period of six years from the date he assumes the office. He shall vacate office on attaining the age of 65 years, if earlier than the expiry of the 6 year term
  2. The powers of CAG are derived from the Constitution of India
  3. The CAG is a multi-member body appointed by the President of India in constitution with the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers
  4. The CAG may be removed by the President only on an address from both Houses of Parliament, on the grounds of proved misbehavior or incapacity

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1, 2 and 4
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 3 and 4
  4. 1 and 2 only

Answer

CAG is not a multi-member body. It is a single person. The CAG of India is appointed by the President of India following a recommendation by the Prime Minister. The CAG can be removed only on an address from both house of parliament on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity. The CAG vacates the office on attaining the age of 65 years age even without completing the 6 years term. The CAG is mentioned in the Constitution of India under Article 148 - 151.

The correct option is A.